The Old Convent
Travel Blogs from Clogheen
Just as I was starting to lose hope, I went to buy postcards...ans explained to the guy behind the counter about me search.
He then just got out his phone.
How unprofessional was my first thought. Until he showed me his phone and goes "this Colm Keegan?"
YES! THAT COLM KEEGAN!
"I went to school with him, will send him a message to see where he is playing".
Will buy that kid a beer when i can!
... over the castle rampart while they hold your feet! Pass! They have a poison garden with all the deadly herbs! Also mull and some opium poppies. The azaleas grow beautifully here and the colours were amazing. We went into the castle but didn't stay. It has nothing in it except the stairs up to the Blarney Stone. This was also our lunch stop so we walked across the river to the restaurants and where our bus was. The pub was very ...
... I also was able to have a couple of pints of Smithwicks (love that stuff). Diane La****n met us as we were finishing dinner. Her cousin Matt, who lives in Dallas, also came in and we invited him to join us for the hurling match.
You need to You Tube “Irish Hurling”. It is a sport that is unique to Ireland and it is awesome to watch. Even though it was a junior match, it was still very entertaining. The players don’t get paid, they just do it for ...
... to Ballymoon castlenear Bagenalstown- a ruin built in the 14thcentury. The castle – with a huge courtyard, surrounded by granite walls, about 2,5 metres thick and eight metres high. There are square towers on three sides of the walls and a formidable gatehouse is the feature on the fourth. The courtyard is now bare, but you can still ...
... drive and saw some amazing scenery and visited the Kerry Bog Village Museum which gave an insight into how people lived in the 18th century. Cobh Harbour which was the last port of call for the Titanic before its tragic demise was another beautiful stop. We stood on the Blackwater River Bridge at Fermoy and watched in amazement the salmon trying to swim up the river, lucky for them no fishing was allowed and no bears were in sight.